Looking back into previous academic projects, I discovered several commonalities, in both the process and the product. Here are a few of the past academic projects.
REFLECTING ON PREVIOUS ACADEMIC PROJECTS
Analyzing the various characteristics of design like form, spaces, movement, axes, and structure across the projects, here are a few observations:
Over several years, the process had become streamlines. At first glance after analysis, the process did appear generic, on deeper inspection, realized the relationship between the initial sketches, the development process and the product. The essence of the primary sketch/idea remain in the product. The following are observation from the design processes followed in academic projects:
This involved studying various models of practices across the country, understanding the various aspects of practice and their practical application. There were observation and learnings from every interview. Out of the practices, the following were the closest I would imaging studiofingo's structure and functioning would get to are Archohm, Studio Lotus and Essteam. The scale of operations and outreach is an inspiration. A re-discovery of how the practice in most cases reflects the leaders personality, how management and communication ca make all the difference in running a practice and how people centric approach can change the sense of ownership and allow them to stay in the same practice for a long time. For more information on the practices interviewed, please visit thepracticecept.com
DISCOVERING AND DEVELOPING THE IDEOLOGY
What is good design for you? What are your core values? What are the non negotiables? What really is ideology? These are a few of the many questions that surfaced while wording the ideology. The following is the ideation and the process: